No-hitter blown in the bottom of the 9th…SF Alex Cobb throws 131 pitches instead of a no-hitter.

San Francisco Giants’ Alex Cobb (36) failed to conquer the no-hitter plateau in the top of the ninth inning. Instead, he had to settle for a 131-pitch complete game.

Cobb allowed one run on nine hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in nine innings of work against the Cincinnati Reds at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA, on Tuesday.

Cobb was 6-5 with a 3.74 ERA in 25 games this season. In August, he was struggling with a 6.84 ERA in five starts (20 earned runs in 26 1/3 innings) before this game. But on this day, he rebounded with a no-hitter and a two-hitter.

Cobb was perfect on the day. In the first inning, he got TJ Pringle to fly out to left field, Spencer Steer to ground out to third, and Eli De La Cruz to ground out to second. In the second, he got Nick Martini to fly out to center, Tyler Stevenson to ground out to shortstop, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand to ground out. In the third, Will Benson flied out to center field and Noelby Marte struck out. The hitting streak continued.

However, two batters later in the inning, Nick Senzel’s line drive was misplayed by third baseman Casey Schmidt. The throw was high, but Schmidt was able to get Pringle to ground out to second base to end the inning.

From the fourth through the eighth innings, Cobb didn’t allow a single hit or walk. The suspense of the no-hitter continued. With two outs in the eighth, Benson’s line drive to left-center field was snagged by center fielder Austin Slater with a diving catch to end Cobb’s no-hitter.

In the long-awaited ninth, leadoff hitter Marte singled to right field. He gave up a walk to Senzel for the first out of the inning, but settled down and got Prindle to fly out to right field. Two outs. But two batters later, Steer hit a double to right-center field. A well-timed double over the right-field fence ended both the no-hitter and the shutout.

But he struck out De La Cruz on a full count to complete the shutout. He threw a whopping 131 pitches to close out the game.메이저사이트

According to ESPN Stats & Info, “Alex Cobb is the third pitcher in the last five seasons to have a no-hitter broken up with one out. Dylan Sease and Miles Mikolas previously held the distinction.

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